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Best tips for a very windy baby!? (5 weeks old) Also struggles and strains with most bowel movements - did anyone else experience this? When did your baby grow out of it?

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Anonymous 
Are you using infacol before feeds? Easy to bung in a bottle, bit harder if on boob but you can squirt it in their mouth with the dropper. Makes bubbles of gas bigger and therefore easier to bring up. Also found doing a sort of weird pendulum swing of baby, holding him under the arms was effective but that could have been the sleep deprivation. The bigger they get and the bigger their digestive system gets, it gets easier, so try telling yourself it won't be as bad as yesterday when you're rocking like a loon in the dark at 4am. Oh and defo defo do the bicycling legs things to help with straining.
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Anonymous 
Are you using infacol before feeds? Easy to bung in a bottle, bit harder if on boob but you can squirt it in their mouth with the dropper. Makes bubbles of gas bigger and therefore easier to bring up. Also found doing a sort of weird pendulum swing of baby, holding him under the arms was effective but that could have been the sleep deprivation. The bigger they get and the bigger their digestive system gets, it gets easier, so try telling yourself it won't be as bad as yesterday when you're rocking like a loon in the dark at 4am. Oh and defo defo do the bicycling legs things to help with straining.
Guest1196 
Both of ours were like this. Bicycling legs helped. But also a vibrating bouncy chair. We took it everywhere! gripe water was good too but think they have to be older for that.
LewisCarr 
The first one a carried "sleeping tiger" (laid on tummy on my forearm) with my finger from the other arm in his mouth. Then walk around lots until he farted it all out, then pooped. We called it the poo dance. The second, sat in the "chair" position, on one hand, back to my tummy, my other hand holding his tummy. Then walk about lots, until he farted and burped it all out, or pooped.
DianaDove 
We found our bottles were effecting wind. Are you bottle feeding? Dr Brown's or Avent bottles both work well for us, they have valves that help prevent wind. Infacol can help too but can also make baby constipated, so double edged sword. Changing baby's formula helped us. We use Aptimil comfort formula for constipation and colic. If all else fails, 30cc of cool boiled water with 5cc of fresh orange juice will move things along in the bowels. Don't use it more than once a day in such a young baby. We use this on the recommendation of our doctor. Ultimately we are at seven weeks now and things seem to be improving. It seems like it never will and then it does...so hang in there.

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